Yesterday I mentioned that I was cutting back on the sprinting I was going to do so I wouldn’t risk getting injured, and then today what happens? I pulled a muscle or something in my thigh while sprinting. I’m not sure exactly what I did, but I felt a twinge, and then pain, so I stopped sprinting and walked a bit. The pain was still there but not as bad, so I tried sprinting again but only lasted about three seconds. I ended up walking the rest of the time, so I still got a workout though not what I had planned, and my thigh still hurts. I guess I need to be more careful. I wonder if sprinting on the treadmill would be safer, though I’m not sure why I think that. Any thoughts?
Jenny asked in the comments of yesterday’s post if I had a rest day planned for this week, and in fact I don’t. However, I feel like yesterday was pretty much a rest day since I did not wake up early to workout and saved my strength training routine for the evening while I was watching TV. On the days that I have planned to do strength training, I will only have about 20-30 minutes of activity, so that is why I don’t feel like I need a designated rest day this week. Plus, I wanted to try and get in four days of cardio without having to do cardio and strength training on the same day. I know a lot of people do both in one day, but that has never worked out well for me Until I feel I have a solid routine in place, I am going to keep them separate.
The good news is that the 1.6 pounds I seemingly gained over the week were gone this morning and I was back down to 183.4. 🙂 I cannot WAIT to be in the 170s; I’ve been in the 180s since early June! With Thanksgiving and Christmas around the corner, however, it will be a challenge. I think I lost a little early in December last year but had gained it back by the time the new year rolled around, but this year I am determined to end the year on a high note by seeing a new low on the scale, even if it’s just one pound less! I haven’t quite figured out my plan of attack just yet, so I am open to any suggestions you have for fighting the holiday food onslaught!
How do you plan to beat the holidays?